Police records tycoon Koon’s statement over his remarks


BUSINESSMAN Koon Yew Yin turned up at the Jelapang police station in Kinta, Perak, yesterday, believed to be in connection with his recent remarks which have been deemed to be belittling the Malaysian Armed Forces.

He arrived at the police station at 2.55pm in a BMW driven by a woman.

After dropping off Koon at the entrance to the police station, the woman merely said “thank you” and declined to answer questions from the more than 10 journalists who had been waiting there since 2.30pm.

Malim Nawar state assemblyman Leong Cheok Keng, who is also a lawyer, was seen entering the station at 3.10pm.

On Saturday, CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said police would record Koon’s statement soon following reports lodged against him for allegedly making disparaging remarks against armed forces personnel on Aug 14.

Koon, a founder of Gamuda Bhd, has since apologised for his remarks.